I found about 25 articles, obituaries or wedding announcements in the New York Times archives containing a reference to the surname "Tormey". Some of the first names include: Thomas, James A., James F., Christopher, Bridget, Jennie, and Hugh. There are stories of a stabbing, bridge accident, swindling, theft, and a most fascinating piece written in 1879, about a lawsuit filed by Bridget Tormey against the New York City Board of Health. The NYT has various subscriptions or payment plans through which an individual can access the articles online accompanied by the usual copyright restrictions. If you decide to take the plunge, I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did!